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Households without children

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In Hobsons Bay City, older couples without children account for 8% of total households in 2016.

Households without Children include couples without children and lone person households. They require different services depending on the age of the people in the households. For example young couples who have not had children (yet) compared to older "empty nester" couples whose children may have left home.

For Households without Children in Hobsons Bay City, life stage is based on the age of the household reference person (usually person 1 on the Census form):

  • Young: Aged 15-44
  • Middle-aged: Aged 45-64
  • Older: Aged 65 and over

To continue building the story, Hobsons Bay City's Household data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Households

Households without children by life stage
Hobsons Bay City - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idCouples without children7,87623.022.97,63123.523.5+245
map this data in atlas.idYoung couples without children2,9288.68.62,7928.68.5+136
Middle-aged couples without children
2,2776.76.02,2957.17.0-18
map this data in atlas.idOlder couples without children2,6717.88.32,5447.88.0+127
map this data in atlas.idLone person households8,10123.722.07,90124.322.3+200
map this data in atlas.idYoung lone persons1,9975.87.12,3057.17.3-308
Middle-aged lone persons
2,9258.66.82,6988.37.0+227
map this data in atlas.idOlder lone persons3,1799.38.12,8988.98.0+281
map this data in atlas.idGroup households1,1283.34.71,2373.84.5-109
Total households without children
17,10550.049.716,76951.650.3+336

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households without children, 2016
Households without children, 2016 Group households, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Older lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Middle-aged lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Young lone persons, Greater Melbourne: 7.1% Older couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.3% Middle-aged couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 6.0% Young couples without children, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% Group households, Hobsons Bay City: 3.3% Older lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 9.3% Middle-aged lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 8.6% Young lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: 5.8% Older couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 7.8% Middle-aged couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 6.7% Young couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: 8.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016
Change in households without children, 2011 to 2016 Group households, Hobsons Bay City: -109 Older lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: +281 Middle-aged lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: +227 Young lone persons, Hobsons Bay City: -308 Older couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: +127 Middle-aged couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: -18 Young couples without children, Hobsons Bay City: +136
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the households without children in Hobsons Bay City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of young couples without children, a larger proportion of middle-aged couples without children, and a similar proportion of older couples without children.

In addition, there were a smaller proportion of young lone person households, a larger proportion of middle-aged lone person households, and a larger proportion of older lone person households.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of households without children increased by 336.

The largest changes in households without children in Hobsons Bay City, between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Young lone persons (-308 persons)
  • Older lone persons (+281 persons)
  • Middle-aged lone persons (+227 persons)
  • Young couples without children (+136 persons)
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